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Can cold water flips have higher risks?

Most of use have experienced the shock to our system as we suddenly plunge into cold water. Now take it a step further, imagine you're on a Class 4 or 5 river and flip. Now you have two urgent problems. First is the raging white water. Second…
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2020 White Water of Siberia forum open for applications

Applications for the 2020 White Water of Siberia forum are now being accepted. All questions about registration or the event must be directed to the event organiser.
Getting back into rafting

Additional information for a safe re-entry into rafting

We had many people from all around the world sending us their appreciation of our Guidelines for a safe re-entry into rafting. For some it has helped them get their operations back on the water and for others it has helped them present guidelines…
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The Franklin River, Australia’s hidden gem

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Australia is one of the greatest gems of the Australian wilderness The Franklin River. This incredible river is no place for the casual adventurer and represents one of the most remote commercially run rivers…

What to wear white water rafting

By James Eastwood from Venchas (Adventures) Deciding on what to wear when white water rafting is essential as it provides that safety barrier against injuries as you white-knuckle down the rapids. The right gear can also offer a comfort level…
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Age divisions for World Rafting Champs 2021 confirmed

As announced earlier, the IRF has completed the renegotiation of contract dates for the World Rafting Championships (WRC) 2021 and 2022, that resulted in our rescheduling the 2020 China and 2021 Bosnia World Rafting Championship events. …

Branka Štulić, gone but not forgotten

It is 10 years since the rafting world tragically lost Branka Štulić, the captain of Bosnia & Herzegovina's Open Women's team. On the 10th June 2010, Branka Štulić, the eternal captain of Rafting Klub "Kanjon's" Open Women's…

IRF World Rafting Champs 2021 and 2022 dates announced

Following the unexpected need to postpone our 2020 World Rafting Championship (WRC), the IRF has been working hard on delivering the best solution in these unprecendented times. Many meetings (virtual of course) and negotiations with all…

Guidelines for a safe re-entry into rafting

As parts of the world start easing COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and other restrictions the big question in rafting operators' minds is - how to start getting back onto the river and running trips safely? Properly managed outdoor activities are…